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Embodied Cognition

An innovative view adopted by practitioners of cognitive psychology, which refers to the fact that cognitive processes are deeply rooted in our physical interactions with the world.


The embodied cognition changes the view of the brain from an organ that represents information about the world and uses this device in order to send instructions for action, to considering its action as based on mechanisms of sensory processing and motor control that involve interaction with the environment. Cognition, according to this approach, occurs in the context of task inputs and outputs. The environment is part of our cognitive system. Abstract concepts can be understood about sensory-motor experiences when physical sensations activate certain areas of the brain. There are fascinating lines of connection between these basic assumptions of bodily cognition and the principles and therapeutic practice of color psychotherapy.






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